Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

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Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

Three Bank Protests, Three Very Different Responses

Three banks, three very different responses to anti-bank protests. As protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gathered at branches of the nation’s largest banks over the weekend, some of them intent on closing their accounts, banks and their employees reacted in very different ways, indicating some confusion by banks about how best to… Read More

Debit Card Swipe Fee, We Hardly Knew Thee

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Debit Card Swipe Fee, We Hardly Knew Thee

Debit Card Swipe Fee, We Hardly Knew Thee

Just weeks after a law that limits debit card swipe fees fully took effect, a bipartisan effort in Congress is moving to repeal it. Representatives Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that they are introducing a bill to overturn the Durbin Amendment, which has become the center of an ongoing controversy over… Read More

Best Cash Back Credit Card Right Now

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Best Cash Back Credit Card Right Now

Best Cash Back Credit Card Right Now

Credit cards are getting to be a little like cars. There always seems to be new models of the proven brands. I’ve always liked the Chase Freedom card and now there’s a “new model” that you might want to take for a test drive if you need a new cash back card. The Chase Freedom… Read More

Sweet: Pay for Your Sub with Your Smartphone in 2012

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Sweet: Pay for Your Sub with Your Smartphone in 2012

Sweet: Pay for Your Sub with Your Smartphone in 2012

In a few months, you’ll be able to buy a Subway sandwich with the tap of a smartphone. MasterCard announced recently that the restaurant chain will install contactless PayPass payment devices at more than 7,000 Subways across the country. To make a purchase, customers will simply tap their smartphone against the device. They will also… Read More

The Credit Line: New Big Bank Fees Explained

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The Credit Line: New Big Bank Fees Explained

The Credit Line: New Big Bank Fees Explained

Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, October 15, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. (Tune in here for the live show.) The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. Paying to Use Your Own… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (10/14/11)

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Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (10/14/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (10/14/11)

New protection acts that grant us more financial security are on the rise. Our children have a better shot at preserving their identity and some job applicants with bad credit may have a better shot of snagging a job. Layaway is back in a big way and credit cards are getting a surge of popularity…. Read More

Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

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Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

Credit Card Question: Which credit union has the best secured credit card? Answer: I’m getting a lot of questions about secured credit cards and credit unions these days. I think it’s partly because consumers are fed up with bank fees, including the new debit card fees we’ve been seeing.  But I also think that the… Read More

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